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NGP: Introducing Sound Shapes

Jonathan Mak's Avatar + Posted by Jonathan Mak on Jun 02, 2011 // Creator, Everyday Shooter

Hi everyone, it’s Jonathan Mak here. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on the PlayStation.Blog

I don’t have any pictures of my basement this time around (I’ve moved!), but I do have a video of a new NGP game I’m working on called “Sound Shapes.” Sound Shapes is both a musical instrument and a classic 2D platformer. You can use it to make music, but then you can “play” that music like it’s a video game. It’s kind of hard to describe in words so check out the video!

The project started out as a collaboration between myself and Shaw-Han Liem, but has since grown to include several pairs of helping hands. We’re pulling all nighters right now to cram one more level/song into our E3 demo. If you’re around, come by the Sony booth and try it out!

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+ akab211 on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:17 am said:

Looks fun!


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+ KINGstarBUDDY on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

can you change the color of yourself


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+ jazzyrider on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:28 am said:

Interesting! Any ad-hoc co-op or multiplayer options?


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+ BrianC6234 on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:29 am said:

This looks like a for sure buy when it comes out.


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+ nsnsmj on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

Really awesome. I loved Everyday Shooter, still play it. The music in it was great. Can’t wait for this.


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+ nino1911 on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

Now that is awesome.


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+ korgon117 on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:31 am said:

Well if you were wanting a simple fun game on the NGP I think you just found it!


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+ Enforcer_X on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:32 am said:

Been TOO long! I still love to play Everyday Shooter going to get this day 1!


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+ Anakronysm on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:35 am said:

SWEET!


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+ nsnsmj on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:35 am said:

Oh wow. Creating your own music, which in turn creates your own levels. I love it. Will you be able to share levels, like in LBP?


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+ reson8er on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:36 am said:

Welcome back Jonathan! The new game looks great, how are you finding the NGP hardware? It seems your getting a lot of mileage from the touchscreen. I think a game like this is a great fit for the combination of the NGP real buttons and touch screen. Can’t wait to check it out.


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+ BLAZ3DAFUNK on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:36 am said:

cool concept… need to make more simple games like this


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+ Globox_82 on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 am said:

cool. Art design reminds me of Pixel Junk game, which is good.


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+ thatjenkinboi on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:43 am said:

That looks freaking amazing !!


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+ BuchNasty on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

Game looks cool but it makes me notice that the psp screen is so big that the touchscreens might be clumsy to use sometime. I’m sure they’ll come out with other versions just like the psp did.


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+ JakeRuiner on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:51 am said:

Look at all these awesome posts about the NGP! I love it, keep them coming!


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+ X_-CONT3MPT-_X on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:51 am said:

Will this be the only thing to be revealed at E3? Anything new for the Ps3? Cross game chat would be nice don’t ya think that would be nice Jeff Rubenstein?


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+ adolson on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:56 am said:

I sorta wish the name was different, because I could have easily passed this up. But luckily I watched the video, and now I want it! It reminds me of TerRover and yeah, a PixelJunk game, plus obviously Everyday Shooter. Very interesting.


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+ Hellman on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:57 am said:

Glad to see your making a new game. I’ll looking forward to seeing more about the game and trying it out myself.


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+ tomstockmail on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:02 pm said:

Everyday Shooter was awesome, I look forward to this game as well. Does this code avoid any 5 or 4s as well?


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+ butcherknife on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:05 pm said:

Looks really cool. I look forward to trying it out.


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+ poodude on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:18 pm said:

This looks like a lot of fun! Will it be a download-only title or will there be a physical release as well?


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+ Frejim on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

if it wont be called NGP, stop calling it NGP already!!!!


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+ gus_xl on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

Looks great. Can’t wait to play it when it comes out.


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+ BJtheLegend on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

the NGP looks gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ TJCALi on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

would love to try this looks so fun and new


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+ BrianC6234 on June 2nd, 2011 at 1:24 pm said:

“if it wont be called NGP, stop calling it NGP already!!!!”

How do you know it won’t be called the NGP #22? I’ve seen rumors of a name but so far Sony has only called it the NGP. I don’t trust rumors ever. Until Sony gives it an official name it’s the NGP.


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+ Deathspear666 on June 2nd, 2011 at 1:26 pm said:

Cool..:)


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+ Hooligantuan on June 2nd, 2011 at 1:35 pm said:

Yeah, I think one NGP story a day is *plenty*.

This is – what – the third?

And is Sony really going with that as the product name? Because one day it’s going to be the old Next Generation Portable.


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+ Someguy12121 on June 2nd, 2011 at 1:38 pm said:

Looks AWFUL. It will have the same fate as the PSP Go. 3DS = Best. You can’t beat Nintendo in the handheld market.


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+ angelspawn77 on June 2nd, 2011 at 1:39 pm said:

looks very interesting and I would definitely like to give it a try.


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+ WastelandDan on June 2nd, 2011 at 1:58 pm said:

Good to hear from you again Mr. Mak. I am looking forward to your next efforts with great anticipation.


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+ Airwalkinman17 on June 2nd, 2011 at 2:05 pm said:

the NGP line up is lookin VERY good right now. this game has priqued my interest. has a kinda locoroco style/vibe to it. It looks very unique though with its’ musical/level creator. I can’t wait!


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+ marlyt on June 2nd, 2011 at 2:09 pm said:

If I can create heavy metal, then I will buy it. Please not just artsy-midi style!!!!


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+ n00b_PWNr320 on June 2nd, 2011 at 2:28 pm said:

NGP is way better than 3DS. no competition.


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+ Neil on June 2nd, 2011 at 2:51 pm said:

Will buy this!


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+ Someguy12121 on June 2nd, 2011 at 2:51 pm said:

@34: Its just a smart phone with analog sticks. The main thing that will drive people away from the NGP and towards the 3DS will be price. I’m betting on a launch price of at LEAST $400. Sony is trying to compete with Nintendo in a sub-industry that Nintendo created. Nintendo has nothing to worry about. Sure I bet you said the same thing when the PSP first came out and look where that ended up. The bargain bin because of price and lack of a decent game libary. Most of the good games are JPN only.


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+ zekececil14 on June 2nd, 2011 at 3:03 pm said:

You could totally make that in LittleBigPlanet 2!


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+ zekececil14 on June 2nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm said:

@Someguy12121

What? Did you create an account just to troll a Sony website?
NGP could eat the 3DS.
You say “Its just a smart phone with analog sticks”. No phone can compare to this beast.

You say “I’m betting on a launch price of at LEAST $400.” Thats tells me right there you know nothing about it. Sony said that they were thinking about price from the beginning.

Also you say “Sony is trying to compete with Nintendo in a sub-industry that Nintendo created. Nintendo has nothing to worry about. Sure I bet you said the same thing when the PSP first came out and look where that ended up.” Well maybe not here, but the PSP has owned Nintendo in Japan. Its outselling the 3DS right now BECAUSE OF PRICE!

NGP will win because of the support behind it, the tech behind it, its versatility, and the fact that Nintendo doesn’t go to well with the hardcore audience.


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+ kornejo on June 2nd, 2011 at 4:57 pm said:

ok i got a question how will 3g network will work?


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+ Chuckbait on June 2nd, 2011 at 5:13 pm said:

Obviously, The name is not “NGP”… Sony has already confirmed that that will not be the name.


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+ GibbShift on June 2nd, 2011 at 7:31 pm said:

Wow, I thought Sony kinda ghosted this dude after Everyday Shooter came out. Glad he’s still alive and well! I actually bought Everyday Shooter over SSHD when they both dropped. Never regretted the decision. :D

Will hopefully be there day and date for Sound Shapes.


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+ letherclad on June 2nd, 2011 at 8:35 pm said:

impressive work, looks really cool


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+ Kirkpad on June 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm said:

Great stuff! I really enjoyed the video, the game looks great.


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+ jmanxp on June 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm said:

this looks real fun ill play this allot to make music


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+ MrCriminal on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:04 pm said:

Looks great, Day 1


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+ NinjaNabs on June 3rd, 2011 at 4:14 am said:

where is the black ops escalation map pack?come on sony if your not gonna release it today then at least update us on when it will come out.give us a timeline for once!


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+ Tomm4118 on June 3rd, 2011 at 7:40 am said:

This is what’s going to make me buy the NGP.


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+ BAMF_VI on June 4th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

Cool and this guy has Polamalu hair.


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+ DARKRYDER7 on June 7th, 2011 at 6:11 pm said:

if you can record your own samples and sounds this game will blow im pants off


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